Jack McDaniel News https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/feed.rss en 120 Purple Hearted Man Audio - First Chapter https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/purple-hearted-man-audio-first-chapter Audible version of Purple Hearted Man

As I have noted before, professional voiceover artist Justin Sewell is narrating Purple Hearted Man. Listen to the first chapter. Enjoy! And don't forget to pre-order the book.]]>
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:45:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/purple-hearted-man-audio-first-chapter Jack McDaniel
Joker, The Movie https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/joker-the-movie Joker, Movie review

I’m not well-versed in the comic book lore or history of Joker. I’m not a huge Batman fan, either. I don’t dislike either of them. I’ve just never spent time with the comics. I did watch every episode of Adam West’s Batman show growing up and I’ve seen the Christian Bale movies, which I loved.]]>
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/joker-the-movie Jack McDaniel
Pre-Order Purple Hearted Man https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/pre-order-purple-hearted-man Pre-order Purple Hearted Man

Purple Hearted Man is available for pre-order through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. As of this writing you can pre-roder the Kindle or eBook version. The hardback will be online shortly.]]>
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 07:15:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/pre-order-purple-hearted-man Jack McDaniel
First Impressions - The reMarkable Tablet https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/first-impressions-the-remarkable-tablet reMarkable Tablet

I recently purchased a ReMarkable tablet. There was a great deal on refurbished models so I decided it was time to try one. I have a long history of using notebooks, for work, writing and just about anything I feel the need to jot down. For more than a decade I have used a large, ruled Moleskine softcover as my notebook of choice. And while I love them, there are a few drawbacks. In particular, going back to find something I’ve written or drawn in an older notebook. I go through one of them every three to four months, so it can get tedious. The truth is, I usually only rarely go back to the previous notebook and anything before that is no longer relevant.]]>
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 07:15:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/first-impressions-the-remarkable-tablet Jack McDaniel
Addiction https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/addiction Fiction - Addiction

My addiction robs me, siphons off memories, hoards time greedily. But who is the greater enemy: time or the addiction? After 1,000 years I know the answer. In Moldova I force a surge of power across the network. Forever-lights wink out in the republic, a few stray above-ground telephone lines crackle, relay boxes near the border of Ukraine explode. The energy surge travels across my distributed network, filters through the ancient bot-maintained surge protectors. The surge bleeds across lines and even skips over concrete on occasion.]]>
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:51:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/addiction Jack McDaniel
Filipino Honey https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/filipino-honey Short Story - writer's group

We march heads down, no longer engaged with the world, mindless drones. The rain that falls in sheets does nothing to fight back the heat; It piles on more oppression, like the horrors of the past few months that have become burned-in memories. We slog through mud and dense forest floors with rifles limp at our sides, our minds as gray as the drowning landscape. At intervals the rains stop and the sun blasts through the clouds and moisture rises from the ground and suffocates.]]>
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:15:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/filipino-honey Jack McDaniel
Change Of Gard https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/change-of-gard Confetti

Now I stared out at the confetti littered streets, the wrappers and discarded signs, the aftermath. The shine was all gone. Where to, I couldn’t say. Perhaps shipped off and returned to the battlecruisers and battalions, off to the moon and the weapons depot there. Even the pride was missing. All that remained was the debris, the decay—and two old men to wrestle with their melancholy.]]>
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 22:00:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/change-of-gard Jack McDaniel
The Lepidopteran Nuisance https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/the-lepidopteran-nuisance Short Story

The frustrated butterfly flapped its wings and flew upward several feet, then spiraled and circled back around, landing softly where it had previously rested. The landscaping bot continued to sweep up pieces of the grass it had cut, meticulously removing them from the walkway. It came across an acorn and scanned it to be certain what it was. Something resembling a nutcracker came out from the bot’s side and split the acorn in half. It passed the split acorn to an appendage that extended to the top of a small rise in the ground and gently placed the acorn in the grass.]]>
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 01:15:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/the-lepidopteran-nuisance Jack McDaniel
Justin Sewell To Narrate Purple Hearted Man https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/justin-sewell-to-narrate-purple-hearted-man Purple Hearted Man

Voice-over artist and friend Justin Sewell will be doing the audio version of Purple Hearted Man. I'm excited because Justin is a professional artist and he has already read the book and jumped on board. Justin is also a good writer and understands the process. He and I have been members of the same writer's group for several years.

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:45:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/justin-sewell-to-narrate-purple-hearted-man Jack McDaniel
Purple Hearted Man https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/purple-hearted-man New book coming out January of 2020.

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Novel by Jack McDaniel - Purple Hearted Man

Purple has a difficult job: He was placed here to take down the One-Eyed God. It’s his mission and he won’t fail. It’s a lonely road for someone like him—a healer—but he has help. The hippies are his friends: Chloe the yogi, Wheat the candlestick maker, and Berrydream, who is in retail. And he has his tribe: Charlotte, Stranger and Jackson. Eventually, the tigers that roam the city might become allies, too. Who can say, tigers are fickle.]]>
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:15:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/purple-hearted-man Jack McDaniel